Potholes


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Potholes

 

kettle holes, natural kettle-like depressions formed in hard rock by the rotating motion of water that is carrying rock. Potholes are created in river channels in stretches with rapids and waterfalls, at the bottoms of glacial valleys by glacial meltwater that has been hurled through cracks in the ice to the bedrock of the glacier bed, and on seashores by the surf. Potholes reach several meters in diameter and as much as 20–30m in depth.

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The ever-growing pothole on Oakes Road South, not far from the junction with Quarmby Road, was highlighted in white paint with the word 'danger' written in large capital letters on the road.
Duke continued: "There's folklore that says the potholes are old bomb craters from practice bombing ranges in the past.
However, even as the snow melts, drivers are reminded of winter's wrath, as snow and cold temperatures create one of the most dreaded obstacles on the road -- the pothole.
Specifically, increased effectiveness and better productivity during pothole repair and enhanced longevity of potholes use are required.
Ben Cue, Comfort Insurance's Head of Operations, said: "We advise all motorhome and campervan owners to be particularly careful when it comes to potholes as they can cause a considerable amount of damage if driven over too quickly.
This came after they allocated PS600,000 funding to accelerate the programme of repairs, due to new technology which makes the process of filling the potholes quicker.
Only Birmingham, the largest local authority, did not receive any cash as pothole repairs are included in the city's highways contract with Amey.
We encourage people to report potholes when they come across them - any pothole reported to us will be inspected at the earliest opportunity and repaired if necessary.
By Tuesday and Wednesday, there were a ton of potholes,'' Mr.
Our teams have: | Filled over 3,000 extra potholes | Used 30 tonnes of tarmac over an average weekend, filling potholes | Repaired approximately 200 potholes in each ward they visited Finally, if you see any potholes on our roads then please let us know by either phoning 01446 700111 or e-mail: visible@valeofglamorgan.
Once we saw that people were appreciating what we did, we went out again and made a goal of fixing 100 potholes.
The team will be in Rhoose on June 15 and 16 and will fill potholes reported by residents.